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Valve licenses new CS knife

Who gives a flying flashbang!?

Valve Software has apparently licensed a rather shiny knife for use in Counter-Strike 1.6, and has released a PDF detailing the weapon's history. According to said document, the new CS knife is based on Mick Strider's award-winning "Badlands Bowie", which "started as a 1/2 inch thick slab of 6AL4V titanium. The edge is press-fit Stellite, and no bonding agent was needed or used as it is held in place due to the extreme precise fit between the titanium and Stellite." Wait, there's more. "The handle is fossilized mastodon ivory held in a carbon fibre pocket." Actually, there's even more detail on the knife's colourful background (which beat off designs by - amongst others - Ken Onion and Tom Mayo) in the PDF, which also has a picture.

Anyway, we'd write more about it but we don't care. We really don't care. All this did was remind us that Valve or the CS team or whoever owns/makes the bloody thing now hasn't released anything for a whole year. Come on chaps!

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